Old Time Radio Programs, The Inner Sanctum
NOTE as found on usenet dupes and all. many thanks to the posters and encoders.
June 18, 2014
Raymond is a favorite spook of mine too. Thanks!!
June 4, 2014
Good creepy fun
I remember listening to these radio shows in my very early youth, stretched out on the floor while my grandmother crocheted and listened with me. I felt so deliciously frightened. These programs are still delicious. I work long hours at my computer doing repetitive work and these make the day fly. I really love how the lack of video frees up my mind to supply images from imagination, and leaves me free to multi-task..not staring at a screen. The clarity of the recordings is quite good. They are not muffled or riddled with static or dropped out sound. The commercials are charming too. What ever happened to Carter's Little Liver Pills?
January 9, 2010
some of the host's comments
Transcribed some of the host's lines from episodes.. don't know when I would add to it, so may as well put it up now. Some are made before an episode, and some after (-o-). This place is acting up today maybe I should wait. Well, anyway..
Death is a Double Crosser
Hmmm? Oh you don't like that pretty lady hanging from the chandelier? Oh we'll fix that. We'll cut her down and nail her to the wall. Then she'll be a pinup girl.
And when the state executioner gets him, he'll be fit to be tied. In a noose.
Poor Harry Smith. What a life. A smith caught between a hammer and an anvil.
Good evening friends.
This is your host to welcome you thru the creaking door into the inner sanctum.
Corpse without a Conscience
Come in, come in. You mustn't mind that covered body over there in the corner. That's Oscar our bashful corpse. You see, we covered him up because Oscar said he didn't want to be seen dead in here.
And those folks sitting on the coffins. They just came in to rest their bones. Sort of a skeleton crew, you know.
Oh we're having a big party here tonight. But if you don't see any smiles, just remember all the people here are *grave* characters.
No sense of humor, that Bellini. Couldn't take a choke.
The Edge of Death
Thru these portals pass the world's most horrified people.
[cackling voice in background]: 'HA HA HA HA!'
Oh! What's the matter? Did my happy medium startle you? Sorry, I keep him around to get in the right spirit, you know.
Oh! the by the way, if you feel cold thin sliver of steel on your neck in the next half hour. Be perfectly still. Somebody has an *edge* on you.
Dead Man's Holiday
Good evening friends.
This is your host to the inner sanctum welcoming you to another half hour of mystery and terror guaranteed to take ten years off your life.
Don't just stand there come on in. We've been fixing up the place making it more homey. Yess... see that beam over there with the rope hanging down? You just stand on the table, put your head thru the noose, and...-- that's right.
For the convenience of anyone hanging around after the broadcast.
[Mary] I wish you wouldn't say things like that.
You're right Mary. I'm a bad host. I invite everyone to hang around and there is only one rope. I guess we will have to hang together instead of hanging separately.
[Mary] I'm glad he is at rest now.
Don't be so sure Mary, that guy needs a tag on him.
November 10, 2009
I appreciate the effort put into restoring and uploading these episodes of Inner Sanctum. A lot of ones I'd come across earlier were very muffled or distorted, so it's nice to have some that are clear.
Inner Sanctum is a great OTR show with its gruesome stories and the banter between Raymond and Mary the Lipton Tea spokeswoman.